There are many different types of camcorders available in the market nowadays. Your buying decision should be based on the amount of money you are willing to spend and how much time you require for recording things. Although SD camcorders have always been popular, HD camcorders are quickly becoming the latest trends. So when you go out to buy a camcorder you need to invest in a high-definition camcorder so that you can make the best use of it.
The mini DV camcorders are highly popular in documentary film making. However, it is important that you keep in mind that the tapes inside these camcorders can only record for sixty to ninety minutes. Although the digital tapers are easy to archive and store but the footage that they capture has little to no condensation or compression. Although the video quality is quite impressive but when you change the tapes into digital format for editing purposes, the footage gets captured in real-time. The DVD camcorders are not only very useful and inexpensive but their footage can also be easily compressed. In order to watch the footage all you have to do is insert the tape into the DVD player. This type of camcorders should only be used to make homemade videos or movies as it is not a good idea to use these camcorders for professional movie making.
The flash memory camcorders are small in size and can store the footage on a flash memory drive. The flash memory camcorders are less exposed to damage as they have no moving parts like a hard drive. Also, the flash memory camcorders can record movies in a quality better than any other camcorder.